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Virus-related cancellations, updates…

Oasis Food Ministry

COLUMBIANA – The regular Oasis Food Ministry April 9 distribution at First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St., has been cancelled. Information on the next distribution date will be announced.

Winona Friends Church

WINONA – Winona Friends Church has suspended all in-person activities and worship services through April 30. Sunday morning services are available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Worship experiences from previous Sundays are available at winonafriends.com.

VFW 5532 auxiliary

WASHINGTONVILLE – VFW Post 5532 Washingtonville Auxiliary has canceled its April 13 meeting. There will be an update when or if the May meeting will be held for auxiliary officer elections.

Salem UCT

SALEM – Salem United Commercial Travelers, Council #590 will not meet for their regularly scheduled meeting April 8.

SCC, CenterPlex

SALEM — The Salem Community Center (SCC), Center Circle and CenterPlex is closed. All programs and classes are canceled or postponed until a safe date is determined by the governor. Some programs will be rescheduled for a later date. Rental and parties will be contact for rescheduling. Tu-Dor Physical Therapy/Phoenix Rehabilitation will remain open as normal for appointments. Visit salemcommunitycenter.com or follow on Facebook for up-to-date information regarding the facilities.

Deerfield dances canceled

DEERFIELD – The Deerfield Historical Society dances have been canceled for April.

Salem High School Class of 1956

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1956 has tabled its monthly lunches at Mikeás Penn Ave Grille until further notice.

Canfield AARP meeting

CANFIELD – The Canfield AARP Chapter #3104 meeting scheduled for April 6 has been canceled.

Bethesda Presbyterian

HANOVERTON – Hanoverton Bethesda Presbyterian Church has canceled services for April.

St. Jude Church cancels fish fries

COLUMBIANA- St. Jude Church has canceled its fish fries due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Damascus Fire department reschedules fundraiser

DAMASCUS- The Damascus Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled its Night at the Races fundraiser originally scheduled for April 4 for May 16 at the same time and location. For information contact bday@damascusfire.org or 330-277-7852.

Lions clubs activities

LISBON – All Lions clubs in District OH-4 have canceled all meetings, fundraising and activities until further notice by order of Lions District Governor Tony Deluke. This includes Lisbon Lions Bingo, the annual Easter egg hunt at the county fairgrounds and the Night at the Races. The 90-Second Shopping Spree has been postponed to a later date to be announced. These difficult decisions were made on the public health recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health and the Columbiana County Health Department.

Lions Alanon

LISBON – Lisbon Alanon has canceled its remaining March meetings.

SHS Class of 1951

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1951 will not be meeting until further notice.

Salem Preservation meeting

SALEM – Salem Preservation meeting scheduled for April 2 has been changed to May 7.

Big Reach Center of Hope

GREENFORD – Big Reach Center of Hope (BRCOH.ORG) has canceled all volunteer and food distribution programs until April 6.

St. Patrick pierogi sale

LEETONIA – St. Patrick Catholic Church has canceled its pierogi sale due to COVID-19. Organizer Suzanne Tobuck apologized for the need to stop the sale, but thanked all the customers for their support and volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

“Hopefully we’ll be back next year better than ever,” she said.

SHS Class of 1962

SALEM – The Salem High School Class of 1962 will not meet for breakfast until further notice.

Salem Hunting Club dinner

SALEM – The Salem Hunting Club’s Annual Wild Game dinner is postponed until Saturday, Sept. 26 at the same location. Those who have tickets with the March 28 date should keep them and they will be valid for the new date.

Additional questions may be directed to 330-506-6194 or 330-831-9847.

Also, the SHC’s all you can eat breakfast on Saturday, April 4 is cancelled. Presumably the club will resume their monthly breakfast in May.

Salem Area Senior Citizens

SALEM – The Salem Area Senior Citizens have canceled all meetings until further notice.

Salem Eagles events

SALEM – The Salem Eagles have canceled the following for the month of March: All remaining Lent Fish Fries, all remaining Band nights, calzone night and all Thursday Night Kitchen Specials.

Salem Parks activities

SALEM – Due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Salem Parks and Recreation Department will be prohibiting any organized activities from taking place anywhere in the parks system until further notice. These organized activities include practices and games for recreational baseball and softball teams, pavilion rentals, Go Wild in the Park programs or any other organized event or activity. Bathroom facilities will remain closed until the end of March, as in years past.

The Salem Parks offices will be closed to visitors but will remain open to park personnel. Call the office at 330-271-8913 for assistance or information.

CC Board of Elections

LISBON – The Columbiana County Board of Elections lobby will be closed to the public until further notice. Following the recommended guidelines set forth by both the federal and state government, the office made the decision to not only protect the public, but the staff as well.

“It is imperative to protect our office staff and keep them healthy to serve Columbiana County voters in future elections,” Director Kim Fusco said.

The office remains staffed during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist the public via phone, fax, email and mail. Columbiana County residents are able to drop off absentee ballot requests in the main office doorway to be received by staff throughout the day. Voters wishing to obtain an absentee ballot request from the office can also find those forms in the main doorway. Additionally, the request form can be found on our website at www.columbiana.boe.ohio.gov.

SHS Class of 1954

SALEM – Salem High School Class of 1954 has canceled its breakfast meetings until further notice.

New Waterford Eagles

NEW WATERFORD – The New Waterford Eagles has closed and canceled all events until further notice.

MCTA Executive Council

COLUMBIANA – The Mahoning and Columbiana Training Associatioin (MCTA) Executive Council Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 has been canceled.

Salem Historical Society

SALEM – The Salem Historical Society and Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. Leave a phone message if necessary at 330-337-8514.

Columbiana County ESC

LISBON – The Columbiana County Educational Service Center Office will be closed to the public until April 3. Anyone with a need or concern connected to the ESC can contact 330-424-9591 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

CCESC backgrounds service

LISBON – The Columbiana County Educational Service Center (CCESC) is suspending BCI/FBI WebCheck Civilian Background Check Service.

Salem Quota Club auction

SALEM – The Quota Club of Salem’s upcoming quarter auction has been postponed.

HEMSPN banquet canceled

SALEM – The HEMSPN Alumni Association has canceled its April banquet and will reschedule it for the fall. For information call Ann at 330-277-3848 or the HEMSPN school for additional information 330-332-8940.

First Presbyterian Church

COLUMBIANA – Worship and other in-person gatherings at First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave., have been suspended. As of now the next public gathering for worship with be on Sunday, April 19.

County Auditor’s Office

LISBON – The Columbiana County Auditor’s Office will be closed to the general public. Some documents and/or applications can be submitted by mail and/or email. Physical mail should be sent to Columbiana County Auditor, 105 S. Market St., Lisbon, OH 44432. Email should be sent to auditor@columbianacntyauditor.org.

FRC group counseling

SALEM – Family Recover Center group counseling has been temporarily suspended.

FRC is also utlizing telehealth, in an effort, to continue providing holistic counseling services to clients in Jefferson and Columbiana counties; especially clientele who are not feeling well. Telehealth will be made available to those who have access to technology and will be utilized for individuals receiving assessments, individual counseling sessions and case management.

FRC buildings will remain open.

SCT postopones events

SALEM – The Salem Community Theatre (SCT) has postponed the upcoming production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” scheduled for May. Auditions for the summer production of “Beauty and the Beast” have also been placed on hold at this time.

The theatre’s board of directors issued a statement saying they intend to stage the productions once the health professionals deem it safe for social activities to start back up. At that time rehearsals will begin again and production started, meaning there is no timeline for when the productions will take place.

Season ticket holders will still receive the two productions even if they carry over into the “next season” in addition to another full season of SCT shows.

Maker’s Market Craft Show

SALEM – Maker’s Market Craft Show scheduled for April 18 at Quaker Hall on S. Lincoln Ave. has been postponed until Dec. 5.

Alchemy Acres dinner

SALEM – Alchemy Acres is postponing until a later date the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser that was scheduled for April 5.

New Garden UMC sale

NEW GARDEN – New Garden United Methodist Church (UMC) has postponed its rummage sale scheduled for April 16-18 until further notice. The church will still accept donations of good, clean items for the sale by calling Sheryl at 330-853-0737 or Phyllis at 330-222-1403.

SHS Alumni Association

SALEM – The Salem High School Alumni Association will be closed to the public until at least April 6. Questions and concerns can be addressed by calling the office at 330-332-1427.

SRMC-Damascus closed

DAMASCUS – As part of its preparedness planning, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is temporarily closing its SRMC Primary Care – Damascus practice effective immediately. This will enable SRMC to more efficiently utilize its primary care staff to care for future patients during the nation’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. During this temporary closure, the physicians based in Damascus will be relocated to SRMC’s other primary care office locations.

Guilfored Ruritans fish fries

GUILFORD LAKE – Guilford Lake Ruritan Club has canceled all fish fries until further notice.

Aut Mori Grotto events

YOUNSGTOWN – Aut Mori Grotto has canceled all meetings and events for the month of March.

Salem Saxon Club fish fries

SALEM – The Salem Saxon Club has canceled the remaining fish fries for the Lent season.

Sportman Club fish fries

WASHINGTONVILLE – The Beaver Creek Sportsman Club has canceled its Friday Fish Fries until further notice.

MCTRA, Ohio means jobs

YOUNGSTOWN – All Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association (MCTA) offices and the Mahoning and Columbiana Counties’ OhioMeansJobs (One-Stop) centers including the Oakhill Satellite have been closed to the public through Sunday, April 5. At this time, MCTA staff will continue to report to their assigned locations. Many services can be accessed online and staff will continue to assist customers via phone and email. Offices will re-open when deemed appropriate.

Lepper Library closed

LISBON – Lepper Library will be closed until schools reopen on Monday, April 6. There will be limited telephone help available during this time. While the book drop will continue to be open, there will be no overdue fines and holds will be suspended. All programming will also be canceled during this time. All online services, including eBooks and eAudio, will continue to be available. Check the library’s website and social media for updates.

Salem Library closed

SALEM – The Salem Public Library System is closing its facility and canceling all programs until at least April 6. All fines and late fees will be waived during this period. The library offers online access to eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive as well as movies, eBooks and audiobooks on Hoopla. Visit the website, www.salem.lib.oh.us, or visit the Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about the library.

Leetonia Library drive-up

LEETONIA – The Leetonia Community Public Library will be limiting service to drive-up service only with the following hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The services will include holds pick-ups and book returns.

Mahoning County Land Bank

YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning County Land Bank is closed to the public until further notice due to concerns about Coronavirus, but are still working on requests. For information or assistance, call 330-259-1040 or send email to info@mahoninglandbank.com.

Mahoning County libraries

YOUNGSTOWN – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has closed all of its libraries through Friday, April 3. PLYMC libraries include those in Sebring and Greenford.

Patrons are encouraged to use the Library’s website and digital services.

Due dates on library materials will be extended, so that Library patrons will not be charged fines for the time the libraries are closed, including for materials checked out through PLYMC’s libraries. Additionally, fines will not be charged for Search Ohio materials currently on-loan. Book drops will not be available for the return of books during this time. Patrons are advised not to leave materials outside the libraries; this could lead to damaged materials and the patron would be charged for damages and/or replacement materials.

Mill Creek MetroParks

YOUNGSTOWN – Mill Creek MetroParks is cancelling all previously scheduled programs, events, lectures and facility rentals through at least April 5. Mill Creek MetroParks is also closing several indoor public facilities through at least April 5. In the event a registration fee or rental fee was paid, a full refund will be processed. Beginning March 13, the following Mill Creek MetroParks indoor locations will be closed to the public: MetroParks Farm Education Building and Animal Barns; all pavilions, cabins and reservable shelters; D.D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center; Yellow Creek Lodge; Lanterman’s Mill; and Wick Warming House. All Mill Creek MetroParks outdoor locations will remain open including Mill Creek Park, Fellows Riverside Gardens, MetroParks Bikeway, Mill Creek Golf Course, James L. Wick Recreation Area, Scholl Recreation Area, Yellow Creek Park and all nature preserves.

Pizza Cook-Off postponed

YOUNGSTOWN – Potential Development School for Students with Autism has postponed its 2020 Mahoning Valley Pizza Cook-Off event scheduled for today at Waypoint 4180. A new date will be announced once it becomes available.

Ohio Republican Party

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Republican Party will stop participation in any public facing events until April 12. This includes but is not limited to county party Lincoln Day Dinners, campaign appearances, and more. In addition, the Summit County Lincoln Day Dinner featuring Vice President Mike Pence will be postponed.

SRMC Foundation Gala

SALEM – Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has postponed the SRMC Foundation Gala to a later date in 2020. The SRMC Foundation is in the process of rescheduling this event to a later date, which will be determined as the COVID-19 situation evolves in Ohio. Sponsors and guests, who have already purchased their tickets for the March 21 Gala, will be guaranteed a reservation when the event is rescheduled. For information call Amy Reed, SRMC Director of Development, at 330-337-2883.

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